January 16, 2006

Brief update

Am back from Boston. My (awesome) team won the MIT Mystery Hunt, and you can expect a fuller update on that later. But for now, before I go to bed, a few choice quotes from the weekend.

"I shouldn't have eaten them...now they know about my insides." -- team captain Dan, non sequiturially

"Refresh, man! Refresh like the wind!" -- Mark, to someone waiting for new information to be accessible on a Web page

"Loved the cock, hated the conundrum." -- Jonaya, about a puzzle that we got stuck on

"Winners expect to win in advance. Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy." -- fortune found by Dan in his fortune cookie on Friday night

Posted by Francis at 04:41 AM

And if you hadn't refused to solve Bring Us Food, Yo, you would have had lots of interesting fortunes! (The second half of that puzzle was contained in seven fortune cookies.)

Posted by: S.P.I.E.S. HQ at January 16, 2006 11:38 AM

Congratulations! I can't wait to hear the details.

Posted by: Jim at January 16, 2006 02:13 PM

I was going to look at the puzzle, but I got distracted by several of the 22 cute boys. Especially a very wet David Boreanaz.

Posted by: Lhyzz at January 17, 2006 06:30 AM

I knew we should have required the "Bring us Food" puzzle for endgame :-)

The Fortune Cookie Fortune Swapper

Posted by: Cally at January 17, 2006 01:23 PM

I proposed doing so. I got shot down as being "unfair." I think not bringing us food, yo, is unfair. :)

Posted by: Roger at January 18, 2006 12:49 AM

Don't look at me; I am not any kind of a cook.

I guess this is one way that having 80-person teams benefits the people running the Hunt: with that many people, it's more likely that the team will have a couple people to spare that they can send off to make food (or that don't have puzzles to work on and could use something else to do).

Posted by: Francis at January 18, 2006 08:40 AM

And Bring Us Food, Yo isn't a puzzle?

Posted by: Roger at January 18, 2006 01:06 PM
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